WOW!! SWEET score Rick!!!
How mint is that deal??
My ol' man finally picked up an ocean going vessle a few years back. Been talking about it since he got rid of the last one back when I was still crawling around ... completely sober.
It's a Sea Fox with a 150 Merc. I'd have gone bigger engine wise on something that size, but it'll do 40 with 100 gallons of fuel on board. Can't complain. Had lots of issues with it during break-in though ... luckily covered under warranty.
Just sold the little 9.9 Merc. he had on his smaller 14' aluminum boat. Gotta love Craigslist! So he picked up a 20 HP Suzuki. Fuel injected with a pull start! Pretty cool setup, although I prefer a carburetor any day. Great for him though - starts first pull EVERY time unlike that Mercury.
You want sticker shock? Go price a NEW 175 horse motor!!!
Holy crapper you'd think it was carved from a gold nugget!
Oh and the technology is crazy today - grab yourself a depth finder and it'll tell you where you are, how fast your going, where you;ve been, where the fish are, AND where you SHOULDN'T be. Best thing ever .. but like motorcycle parts, nothing is cheap.